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Swift Code for Nigerian Banks

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SWIFT Code means Society for Worldwide Inter-bank Financial Telecommunication.

SWIFT Code is also known as BIC, Bank Identifier Code. The SWIFT Code/ BIC makes it possible for your Nigerian domiciliary account to receive foreign currency directly into your account. The BIC is a unique Identification number for a particular bank. It is used  to transfer money between banks, especially for international wire transfers. Banks also uses it as a medium of communication. The SWIFT/BIC Code consists of 8 to 11 characters.

Below are the SWIFT codes for all bank in Nigeria.

 

BANK SWIFT CODE HEAD OFFICE ADDRESS
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA CBNINGLA Plot 33, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Way, Central Business District, Cadastral Zone, Abuja, FCT
ACCESS BANK ABNGNGLA 999C, Danmole Street, Off Idejo Street, Off Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
CITIBANK CITINGLA 27, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
ECOBANK ECOCNGLA 21, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA FBNINGLA Samuel Asabia House, 35 Marina, Lagos
FIDELITY BANK FIDTNGLA 2, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK FCMBNGLA PrimoseTowers, 17A, Tinubu Street, Lagos
JAIZ BANK JAIZNGLA Kano House, Plot 73, Ralph Shodeinde Street, Central Business District, Abuja
HERITAGE BANK HBCLNGLA 292B Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
KEYSTONE BANK PLNINGLA Keystone House, 1, Keystone Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos
POLARIS BANK PRDTNGLA 3, Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
PROVIDUS BANK UMPLNGLA Plot 54, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
STANBIC IBTC SBICNGLA IBTC Place, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK SCBLNGLA 142, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
STERLING BANK NAMENGLA Sterling Towers, 20 Marina, Lagos
SUNTRUST BANK SUTGNGLA 1, Oladele Olashore Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
UNION BANK OF NIGERIA UBNINGLA Stallion Plaza, 36 Marina, Lagos
UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (UBA) UNAFNGLA 57, Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos
UNITY BANK ICITNGLA Plot 42, Ahmed Onibudo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
WEMA BANK WEMANGLA Wema Towers, 54 Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos
ZENITH BANK ZEIBNGLA Plot 84, Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
CORONATION MERCHANT BANK ADHLNGLA St.Nicholas House, 6th Floor, 28A, Catholic Mission Street, P.M.B 12511, Marina, Lagos
FBN MERCHANT BANK KDHLNGLA 2, Broad Street, P.O. Box 4238, Lagos
FSDH MERCHANT BANK FSDHNGLA UAC House, 5th-8th Floor, 1/5 Odunlami Street, P.M.B 12913, Lagos
RAND MERCHANT BANK FIRNNGLA 3rd Floor Wings East Tower, 17A, Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

 

The registrations of SWIFT Codes are handled by Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication and their Headquarters is at LA HULPE, BELGIUM.

 

 

 

 

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How to block your Zenith bank ATM card if stolen or lost

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The issue of stolen ATM card in Nigeria has become an everyday occurence. Some banks like Zenith bank has brought about innovations that allow you block your account or card at the comfort of your home.

See below, the various options available to you as a Zenith bank customer, if your card is stolen or lost.

 

Internet Banking/Mobile banking Option

  • Log into your internet/mobile banking profile
  • Click on the menu bar and select Cards and Cheques
  • Select deactivate card and enter a reason
  • Then click on continue.

 

Protect Code/Deactivate Account

  • Simply dial *966*911# from any mobile phone.
  • Enter your account number
  • Enter your SMS alert number
  • Then press 1 to continue

After following the protect code option, your account will be blocked instantly. To unblock your account, simply visit any Zenith bank branch.

 

Email Option

Please note that to achieve prompt result with this option, it is advisable you use your registered email with the bank. That is, the email address you receive email notification on.

 

Call Option

  • Simply call +234-1-2787000, +234700ZENITHBANK, +234-01- 2781740 or +234-01- 2782273.

So do not allow frauster or thieves gain access to your account, simply embrace any of the above option to block your account or your card, if your card is stolen or misplaced.

Please note that your bank will never request for your PIN, Password, Card details or Token. Kindly ignore any email, SMS or call requesting for those details.

 

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How to block your First Bank ATM card if stolen or lost

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Your First bank card is stolen or misplaced, no course for alarm. Your bank has made it easy for you to block your card yourself without your physical presence in the bank.

Follow the below step to step process to block your First bank card.

 

SMS Option

  • Simply  send “BLOCK” to 30012 via the SMS alert number registered with your account.

Please note that the service will only with your registered number with the bank. (The phone number you receive SMS alert on).

 

Email Option

Also note that this option might not work out if you do not have a registered email with your first bank.

 

Call Option

  • Simply call Firstcontact on, +234 1 905 2326, +234 708 062 5000, +234 1 448 5500.

To get prompt result with the option, ensure you have your account details by heart.

 

With the details above, you do not have if your card has been stolen, lost or compromised. Simply follow the step to step to block your card to avoid loss of funds.

Please note that your bank will never request for your PIN, Password, Card details or Token. Kindly ignore any email, SMS or call requesting for those details.

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How to block your Gtbank ATM card if stolen or missing

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With issues of stolen or lost card, your bank, Guaranty Trust Bank has made it easy for you to destroy your card without your physical presence in the bank.

In this article, you will learn how to destroy or block ATM card with your phone.

Find below ways you can block or destroy your stolen or lost ATM card:

 

USSD Option

Although, to achieve this, you must use your registered phone number with the bank.

  • This can be done by simply dialing *737*51*10#

After dialing the USSD code, you will be required to enter your NUBAN number (10 digit account number), once this is done, you will be required to press 1 to proceed with the destruction or 2 to cancel.

 

Internet banking/Mobile APP Option

With this option you will require a hard ware token or a soft token to complete the request.

  • Log into your internet/mobile banking profile
  • Select Card option
  • Select hotlist card for internet banking/Select block card for mobile App.
  • Check the circle containing the card number for internet banking
  • Select reason for the request
  • Answer your secret question
  • Enter your 6 digits token code (Dial *737*7#, to generate soft token code).

SMS Option

To block your account with this option will be required to use your registered phone number with the bank.

  • Send HOTLIST give a space, your NUBAN (10 digits account number) to 08076665555

 

Email/Phone call Option

Send an email to complaints@gtbank.com or efraud@gtbank.com with your account details for prompt action.

Alternatively, call GTCONNECT on 08039003900, 08029002900, +234700482666328 or +23414480000

 

With the above option, you do not have to visit your bank to block your account.

Please note that your bank will never request for your PIN, Password, Card details or Token. Kindly ignore any email, SMS or call requesting for those details.  

 

 

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